That move was amazing. I didn't notice at the time that Orton hit the monitor right on like that.
Aside from the Undertaker match, the night they had booked could not have gone better.
I am thoroughly shocked that HHH cleanly put over Daniel Bryan, and not only that, put on a pretty darn good match that didn't devolve into weapon hits. Then after the match he did just enough to keep Bryan as the underdog going into the title match. Respect to HHH for his job. And Stephanie was awesome. I was surprised she didn't interfere during the match. Perfect performances all around.
The tag match was suitably short and sweet. It was a waste of the Shield, but luckily it was a squash match, and that triple/double powerbomb was a killer finish. Perfect outcome to a wasted booking.
The battle royale was great. It was a perfect excuse to give Kofi Kingston another fun showing, and having Cesaro body slam The Big Show over the top rope was such a brilliantly fitting finish to the match. Well played.
The Cena/Wyatt match was expectedly fairly stinky, but I was pleasantly surprised that Cena won. They got to raise Wyatt's profile without compromising one of their top guys. Another good result, and the match wasn't quite as bad as it could have been.
The Lesnar/Taker match sucked huge donkey testicles. It was just 15 minutes of basic striking moves. The crowd wasn't even pissed, they were simply in shock. Such an uneventful match that ended with zero fanfare. I didn't even believe that the match had ended, it was all over without there really being much of a match. A match that shitty did not deserve to end the streak, and Lesnar hadn't really earned that right either. The only downer of the night.
The Divas match wasn't too bad at all. The Divas matches at Wrestlemania are usually in a tough spot, and this was no exception. But it kept up a good pace, and had some decent moves, and another good result.
Then the title match. Going into the show, I would have given it an even bet of Batista still winning, but after HHH let Bryan beat him cleanly, there was no way he was letting Bryan lose. It would have made him look bad.
Again, HHH put in what was necessary to play his part in the match, then left and let Bryan have his moment.
The moments where it was just Orton/Batista, the crowd couldn't have cared less. They did a couple of big moves, but all eyes were on Bryan when he was being wheeled out on the stretcher.
That match played out so well, and it was a huge Wrestlemania moment. They've put a lot of faith in him here, and hopefully he continues to remain in the title picture regardless of the fallout from this.
They clearly had little faith in their "host" Hulk Hogan, so putting him together with two of the other icons of wrestling to kick off the show was perfect for the occasion. I'm glad there weren't any stunners etc. I loved seeing them all acknowledge each other and shake hands and leave it at that.
The other cameos were excellent too.
Overall, a really solid Wrestlemania from start to finish, and a huge turnaround from the Royal Rumble, which was a low point for the WWE.